The purpose and mission of Grace Preschool is to provide a positive Christian environment where children have the opportunity to develop a positive self-concept through play and socialization. Teachers meet students where they are and work with small groups on a consistent basis. Children develop an awareness of God's loving care as our Heavenly Father.
Kim has been involved with Grace Preschool over the past many years as a preschool parent, board member, four year old classroom teacher, interim director and now preschool director. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and The University of Akron with degrees in English and Elementary Education. Her three daughters, Emily, Sara and Olivia reside in various parts of Ohio and Kim’s favorite activities are spending time with family and trying new recipes.
Lelia has been teaching at Grace Preschool since 2013. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she met her husband David. They love spending time with their two children Matthew and Megan watching and attending sporting events.
Abby is a graduate of Lourdes University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Before coming to Grace Preschool, Abby substitute taught, both short and long term, for Sylvania City Schools and Toledo Christian Schools. She also worked for an online tutoring company for a few years. Abby loves to run/workout, shop, and spend time with her family. She is married to Jared and they have a son named Oliver.
Jennifer has spent her life teaching kids in the classroom and in Sunday school, coaching soccer, and raising her own children. Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and a masters in Special Education from St. Joseph College in Harford, Connecticut. Jenn has twin boys, William and Andrew, and a daughter, Elizabeth. Jenn loves spending time outside hiking, kayaking, traveling, and exploring with her husband Andy and her kids.
Emily has been bringing her passion for teaching and children to Grace Preschool since August 2013. She is a graduate of BGSU where she met her husband Jason in the sousaphone section of the Falcon Marching Band. She and Jason love spending time with their children Hannah and Noah. Emily enjoys reading, baking, traveling, and running.
Marianne has been with Grace Preschool since 2012, both as a substitute and full-time teacher. She is a graduate of Miami University. Marianne and her husband, Joe love spending time with their 3 children, Maddy, Betsy & Janey. In her free time Marianne enjoys boating on the Maumee river and being with her pets!